Dental Bonding Glenview could be the perfect solution if you are unsure you want to go the permanent route with porcelain veneers. Although cosmetic dental bonding will not last as long or be as strong as porcelain veneers, they are still a viable solution when it comes to affordable dental restorations.

What’s the Difference?

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are permanent solutions to chipped, cracked, crooked, or stained teeth. If you have a small gap between your teeth and do not want metal or invisible braces, porcelain veneers could close the gap.

Because a small amount of the enamel on your teeth needs to be removed to make way for the veneer, the process is permanent. If your teeth are not fit for public consumption, Dr. Gilmor from Glen Dental Chicago may recommend temporary dental veneers.

When your veneers are ready, you will be asked to return to your dentist in Glenview for placement. Once satisfied, Dr. Gilmor will permanently cement into place.

Porcelain veneers can last a decade or more if proper care is taken. Never chew on anything other than food and keep your teeth clean. Be sure to floss every day and schedule regular checkups with your Chicago dentist.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic Dental Bonding is a process that is used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. In some cases, dental bonding can even be used to fill a small gap. Front cavities and small cavities in other teeth can also benefit from cosmetic dental bonding. If you practice good oral hygiene and are careful with the teeth that have been bonded, your restorations could last 10 years.

Dr. Gilmore will select a color from the shade guide to match the rest of your natural teeth or cosmetic restorations. Once the color has been chosen, Dr. Gilmor will etch the surface of the tooth or teeth that are to be bonded to roughen the surface. This makes the bonding material adhere more firmly to the tooth or teeth.

After the area has been prepared, a tooth colored resin that has been chosen from a shade guide will be made to use on the tooth.

Once Dr. Gilmor is satisfied with the results of the bonding the material will be hardened with a laser or light. After curing the tooth or teeth will be polished to match the rest of your smile.

If the thought of something permanent scares you away from cosmetic dentistry, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Glen Dental in Chicago who can help you decide between porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental bonding.

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